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ERIC Number: EJ854359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0195-7597
Chapter 4: Changes in Postsecondary Education Participation of Youth with Disabilities
Newman, Lynn
Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, v27 n2 p30-38 Win 2005
As the American economy becomes increasingly knowledge based, attaining a postsecondary education is more important than ever. Projections for the next decade suggest that the strongest job growth will be in occupations requiring postsecondary education. This article examines changes between 1987 and 2003 in the postsecondary education enrollment of youth with disabilities who had been out of secondary school up to 2 years, as measured in the National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) and the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2). It focuses on participation in three types of institutions--2-year/community colleges; 4-year colleges; and postsecondary vocational, technical, or business schools. The article begins with a discussion of change over time in youth's experiences with programs designed to help those who dropped out of high school earn a high school diploma. It continues with an examination of changes in enrollment rates at postsecondary institutions for youth with disabilities as a whole and for youth who differed in their disability category, high-school-exit status, age, gender, household income, and race/ethnicity, when significant. The article concludes with findings regarding changes in the extent to which students attended postsecondary school full- or part-time. (Contains 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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